Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace

Last updated: March 30, 2023

Touchstone's wall-mounted electric fireplace adds a modern flair to any home decor. Faux logs and crystals come with it, so you can choose one or the other when you install it. We love this unit's bang for the buck, too.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Buyers have the choice to use traditional faux logs in this electric fireplace or more modern crystals.

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace placed 11th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Functionality and elegance come together with Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace! This 50-inch-wide wall mounted electric fireplace offers lifelike flames set in a pile of faux logs or a crystal hearth. Your choice, with both options in the box. Your choice of a fiery log pile or crystal hearth lies behind durable tempered glass with a contemporary black frame, providing the cozy appeal of an authentic fireplace. Heat any room as wide as 400 square feet and control the amount of warmth produced to create a cozy atmosphere through the two heat settings (high and low) of this electric fireplace. Adjust the flames depending on your desired luminosity with the five-flame brightness setting, which ranges from a dull ember glow to a full blazing light. This electric fireplace will serve as a functional piece of décor for your bedroom, library, or family room. It can be used at any time of the year, since it has a dual-mode feature that allows the fireplace to operate with or without heat. A built-in timer for auto-shutoff can be set for 30 minutes to 7.5 hours. With a weight of only 46 pounds, this fireplace can easily be installed by one person. Enjoy a hassle-free and simple installation using the step-by-step instructions provided. An easily mountable wall bracket is included. You no longer need to stack firewood or clean up ashes to turn up the heat, as this fireplace is powered by a remote control. The Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace is 50.4” in width, 21.65” in height, and 5.5” deep. Save on natural gas and heating oil costs, as this fireplace uses LED technology that requires less energy to heat a room. This electric fireplace is also safe for children and pets, since its LED bulbs are cool to touch and mercury-free. The Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace is certain that you’ll get your money’s worth in both home heating and aesthetic design.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It has almost every bell and whistle you can think of in a modern fireplace
This remote controlled fireplace is cool to the touch and mercury-free
What’s unique about this beautiful modern electric fireplace is you can choose between faux logs or crystals for the interior (both are included), depending on which aesthetic you prefer.
Besides the two heating options, the unit also features a built-in Auto shut off timer which helps you control your fireplace’s heat settings.
We loved that, in addition to high-quality materials, the flames of this electric fireplace look incredibly realistic, and the 5 different fire settings allow you to customize the flame from subtle glowing embers to bright, fierce flames.
This is also the order from cheapest to priciest. The cosmetics of this 50-inch unit are truly impressive as you get 5 levels of flame brightness.
It features faux logs and crystals, as well as LED technology for realistic flames, and it includes a handy timer that can be set for as little as 30 minutes, or as long as 7.5 hours (slightly less than some units we’ve covered).
The LED bulbs that this electric fireplace comes fitted with are mercury-free, making them safe for children and pets.
You can set it between 30 minutes to 7 ½ hours and after which, the fireplace will automatically turn off. You don’t have to worry about overheating fireplace or high electricity bills because you forgot to turn off the unit while you slept.
If you like, you can control your heat by timing it to auto shut between 30 min to 8 hours using the in-built timer setting.

What reviewers didn't like

The heat comes from a fan in the top of the unit, which could have an effect on anything placed on the wall above it
Only 3 heat setting- high, low or no heat at all
A bit noisy when running
This electric fireplace could benefit greatly from an adjustable thermostat. Even though you can still customize the temperature- with two levels of heating, it would be great if you could choose the temperature you want and have more freedom when tweaking the temperature level.
A slight drawback is the absence of a thermostat but since there are only a high and a low heat settings, this isn’t so bad.
This electric fireplace isn’t particularly bright and should not be relied upon as a source of light.
The unit is 50.4 inches wide, 5.5 inches thick and 21.6 inches tall. There are no firebox accents but the entire flame display screen is pre-built. Still, you can choose the flame setting depending on the ambience or setting you are trying to achieve.
Although the heating function is adequate, it is not outstanding.
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